Summer Silhouette for a Triple Challenge

Summer Silhouette, Best of Butterflies, Love You to the Moon


I promised more inspiration with Summer Silhouettes! Today I am entering this card into three different challenges. Pals Paper Arts has a very nice color challenge, using Summer Starfruit, Pool Party and Old Olive. Viva la Verve has a great sketch challenge and The Card Concept has a theme using butterflies. I think my style is Clean & Layered.

PPA Card Concept ButterflyVLVMar14Week4Sketch


Whew! So you now see just what a challenge this was for my card today. How do you start your cards? Today I started by pulling out all of the possible cardstock and DSP. I settled on Polka Dot Parade in Old Olive and High Tide in Summer Starfruit since they had nice patterns that didn’t compete with each other. Then I went through my ribbons and immediately went for the new Summer Starfruit 1 1/4″ Striped Grosgrain Ribbon. Isn’t it beautiful? I love coordinating the 1/8″ ribbons with the wider ribbons so I layered it on top of the Summer Starfruit ribbon in Old Olive. The next step was playing with the stamps – my FAVORITE part! I so love these stamp sets together! For the butterfly I stamped onto Summer Starfruit cardstock with VersaMark then heat embossed with Pool Party. A card isn’t complete without a few embellishments of pearls and the adorable dahlias. DONE! This card went together super fast with the use of punches and framelits. I hope you will play in your craft room and give any of these challenges a try!

It’s All in the Details

  • Stamp Set: Summer Silhouettes (wood #132082, clear #126447), Love You to the Moon (wood #133140, clear #133143), Best of Butterflies (retired)
  • Paper: Polka Dot Parade (#126902), High Tide (132992), Old Olive (#100702), Summer Starfruit (#126839), Pool Party (#122924), Whisper White (#100730)
  • Ink: Old Olive (#126953), Pool Party (#126982), VersaMark (#102283)
  • SU Tools: Elegant Butterfly Punch (#127526), Chalk Talk Framelits (#129983)
  • Finishing Touch: Pool Party Emboss Powder, Pearls Basic Jewels, In Color Dahlias, Summer Starfruit 1 1/4″ Striped Grosgrain Ribbon, Old Olive 1/8″ Ribbon

Did you like my card today? If so, I would love to hear from you! Your comments are so important to me AND they also enter you into my blog candy giveaway this month! You should all be stocked up on your great Sale-A-Bration goodies and playing to your heart’s content! I know I am!! Till next time,

Happy Stampin’!

Debbie ♥


  1. Wow, Debbie! This is SO gorgeous! I love the sketch, and you really made it shine! The paper choices are perfect, and I love each and every detail, especially the fabulous butterfly. Really pretty card! Thanks for sharing with us at Pals Paper Arts this week!

  2. I love your card. You’ve given me the idea to try using old olive. Green just isn’t my color, although the ground is white again.

  3. what a beautiful card! love your take on the VLV sketch!!

  4. Such a beautiful card!

  5. This is a gorgeous card, Debbie! I saw it earlier and loved that beautiful butterfly immediately. Whoever receives it will really not be able to stop smiling!

  6. Beautiful. I am impressed how you brought 3 challenges together! I love these three colors together.

  7. Your card is beautiful and I especially love the sentiment! Thanks for joining us this week at The Card Concept 🙂

  8. Such beautiful colors and just gorgeous card! Thanks so much for joining us at The Card Concept! 🙂

  9. This is fabulous once again! I loved what you did with the ribbon! I have a hard time with that wide ribbon and your concept was super duper! Thanks for playing in the Pals Paper Art Challenge this week!

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